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Botswana's ruling party faces the tightest election of its history after former President Ian Khama announced his support for the opposition, shaking up one of Africa's most stable countries.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) human medicines committee (CHMP) has given its stamp of approval for the Ebola vaccine. The experimental vaccine currently being used to prevent the spread of Ebola is manufactured by US company, Merck.
Sudan's peace talks delayed for 15 days or up to a month. Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) Saif Saeed said talks with the transitional government would only continue after some outstanding issues were resolved.
Moroccan journalist,Hajar Raissouni,who was sentenced to a year in jail for premarital sex and having an abortion has been pardoned by King Mohammed VI.
Kenyan government has set aside $8 million on the project which aims to immunise 800,000 girls against the cancer-causing papilloma virus (HPV).
The Urology Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa has successfully applied robotic surgery in almost 2 000 major urological procedures. The Urology Hospital is reportedly the way of the future for medicine.
A Wits University researcher and inventor, Michael Lucas, has scooped the prestigious Prix Hubert Tuor Innovation Award for his Antimicrobial Coating Technology at the International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control in Geneva.
Uganda is set to immunize more than 18 million children against measles and rubella, in a five-day mass immunization campaign. The campaign, funded by the country's government, AVI - the Vaccine Alliance; the United Nations Children's Fund; and the
Kenya's rising debt has become a concern to the World Bank, with the international organisation warning Nairobi not to borrow more money than it can repay.
Uganda is considering the re-introduction of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill which proposes a life sentence for engaging in "homosexual activity". The bill also proposed the death penality for "aggravated homosexuality".
Nigerian International music superstar, David Adeleke , better known as Davido, has announced securing an endorsement deal from a Nigerian diaper- brand for his unborn child.
A global organisation funding the fight against three major diseases is hoping for 14 billion dollars in funding at a donor conference opening on Wednesday in the French city of Lyon. The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria says that